1922 Arab Medicine and Surgery, A Study of the Healing Art in Algeria
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The scarce first edition of this work, illustrated with eight photographic plates, and numerous vignette illustrations. Collated, complete.
The work of Melville W. Hilton-Simpson, a traveller, collector and ethnographer who travelled extensively in North and Central Africa in the early part of the twentieth century.
Hilton-Simpson examines the practice of medicine and surgery in Algeria, with discussion of bullet wounds, circumcision, eye surgery, trepanning, syphilis, worms and rabies.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, fine. Light offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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